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single space vs double space line formatting

a team member began a list of links (to internal pages) - I needed to append the list. The list started out single spaced but every time I hit the Enter key my text is double spaced, is there a way to edit this?

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Check what current format is set. Is it in a "Heading"? "Paragraphed"? 

Thanks for the reply - I seem to be in paragraph, there are 6 levels of headings, a preformatted, and a quote mode, what mode should I be in?

The Paragraph format should do the trick. Alternatively, instead of pressing ENTER at the end of a line, press "SHIFT + ENTER" to disable all sorts of formatting.

not sure why paragraph mode is giving me doubt-spacing; but SHIFT + Enter works like a charm - thank you very much. Some boards allow assigning Kudos - don't see that here but you earned them, thanks again - lmd2

Ha! Glad to help! :) You can just click "Accept Answer" here.

Here is a way

Use a macro called "no format"
So be where you want to paste in the confluence document. Type a left curly bracket (uppercase the left square bracket), then start typing no format. Select the "no format" option. This creates a box that when you paste single spaced text it stays single spaced in the box.

My Product Owner was looking for a way to get tighter spacing and found the {no format macro quite useful. Thanks!

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Is this seriously how to change the spacing? Create a macro or use keystroke combinations? This is like Wordstar from 1988. This should be as easy as a menu bar button or option from a dropdown, not some archaic way of changing things.

There's nothing more annoying than performing a copy and paste into this relic than to have to go all the way through it and change the spacing because by default it wants to double space everything.

100% agreed. Why the HELL would you assume someone wants double spaces every time they hit enter - that is absolutely f-ing insane. I really really hate it. 

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Absolutely agreed, here too.  Mine always seems to happen when pasting into a code block, which is supposed to be all preformatted text.  Confluence will:

1) change the pasted text to paragraph format (!?!@!?)

2) screw up all the rest of the code block with wide line spacing.

This needs to be better resolved.  It's been a decade, now.  It makes me want to keep all of my pages in Notepad++ or something, instead of constantly fighting this.

When typing shift enter does single spacing, where enter does double spacing. This works in word and wordpad also.

 

Here is a way to paste single spacing

Use a macro called "no format"
So be where you want to paste in the confluence document. Type a left curly bracket (uppercase the left square bracket), then start typing no format. Select the "no format" option. This creates a box that when you paste single spaced text it stays single spaced in the box

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